Nikki Estes, Program Director at South Arts, has worked in the Atlanta nonprofit arts community for over 20 years. She joined South Arts in May 2003 and manages the grants program which awards more than $500,000 annually to approximately 150 presenters within a nine-state region. Prior to her work at South Arts, Nikki was the Grants Supervisor at the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA). While at the OCA, Nikki also assisted with the management of the youth arts program and music festivals. Nikki has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Commission, Fulton County Arts Council, and Woodruff Arts Center. Nikki has served on the Board of Directors for Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Advisory Board for the Atlanta Foundation Center.